Blender is a  free production ready open-source 2D/3D Animation software package that is used by studios and individuals to create stunning artwork, animated films, models, packshots, VFX, 3D printing and video game development.

It is also one of the few software that offers GPU rendering (Cycles Renderer). Currently, it only supports CUDA GPU and has initial support for AMD so the render time may vary depending on the Graphics Card itself or the software may only support CPU rendering depending on the hardware support.

We can download Blender from here. The installation process is dead simple.

Unzip the archive and now we are good to go with moving the only two files we need to the Applications folder.

  1. Blender
  2. Blender Player

If you have Homebrew installed simple run.

brew cask install blender

The moment we open Blender we are greeted with a beautiful splash screen.

Blender 2.77 splash screen

We can now start using Blender and build up 2D/3D content.

Thank you for reading,

If you have any questions leave a comment below.

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Darryl Dias

I’m Darryl. I’m a 3D Artist, Programmer and Linux enthusiast. On this site I share my insights, tips and tricks, tutorials, methods and best practices.